Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

The Anambra State Government says it plans to partner with an Austrian firm to generate electricity through waste-to-energy technology.

Mr James Eze, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Willie Obiano stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Awka.

Eze, who is part of a delegation on an official visit to Austria, said government was exploring best possible and cost effective ways of converting tonnes of waste in the state

“The state delegation has visited leading electric power and gas companies in Austria, we visited Energie Versorgung Margarethin GmbH, (EVM) Biomethan station in Vienna among others,’’ he said.

Eze said the state was in dire need of electricity to power its industrial sector which has lots of employment potentials.

“Chief Willie Obiano took his quest for a better Anambra to the premises of EVM Biomethan station in Vienna.

“He is looking for how to convert the huge waste generated in Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka to electricity that we are in dire need of as well as gas.

“There are strong indications that EVM and the state government might go into a partnership that will turn the heaps of waste generated across the state into electricity.

“This initiative will lead to the creation of jobs and more jobs for the people,” he said.

According to Eze, the Chief Executive of EVM Mag Wermer Wenolf was delighted to receive the governor and his team.

“The Obiano and his team later held preliminary discussions on the possibilities of setting up a similar project in Anambra,”a he said.